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Creating a £25m smolt hatchery in Oban
Robertson Northern constructed the new £25m state of the art onshore hatchery for Scottish Sea Farms in Oban as part of the organisation's £44m investment in the area. The hatchery increased capacity and provided significant sustainability benefits to the Scottish Sea Farms.
Key steps to increasing production
The freshwater Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) now helps rear young Scottish Salmon to meet the growing demand throughout the world.
After construction of the new smolt hatchery, the Scottish Sea Farms production has increased from five million to 11 million annually.
Creating additional jobs
The new site in Oban generated 25 new jobs in the area.
Playing a key part in a bigger picture
The £25m onshore hatchery falls into Scottish Sea Farms £44m investment in Oban and factors into its £70m project in improving and maintaining its existing sites during the coming years.